Inside GHD’s drive to embrace data science

Professional services company GHD is in the early stages of building an internal data science capability, hiring a team of eight and deploying a ‘greenfield’ instance of SAP’s HANA to crunch the data. Data and analytics solutions architect Jorge Lizama told iTnews the firm saw an advantage in becoming a first-mover in the data analytics space. The Brisbane-based capability is still nascent – less than a year old – but Lizama said finding work hasn’t been a problem. “At the moment we’re developing the maturity of our capability and making sure that we can deliver at a top quality level,” he said. “Then we’ll go out there to our internal service lines and say ‘these are the types of things we can deliver’.” Presently, the team has three project clients, all…


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